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The great firewall of china

China apparently has a cyber wall since 1997. Who knew? Its role in internet censorship in China is to block access to selected foreign websites and to slow down cross-border internet traffic. The effect includes: limiting access to foreign information sources, … Continue reading

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Gatling and file variables

At the same time you might wish to replace some of the hard coded values (ie usernames and passwords) with variables as well. It is possible to create lists of values which will be used by Gatling. These feeder lists … Continue reading

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Gatling and Scala

Gatling and the Scala that it uses has quite a bit in common with Java – in this case it is the virtual machine. The Scala code is compiled to byte code and is run on the same JVM that … Continue reading

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Running a Gatling test script

If you create a test script using the recorder or even if you use your favorite editor the scala test code will need to be stored in the simulations directory (ie %gatling_home%\user-files\simulations). The gatling.bat script (ie %gatling_home%\bin) will look in … Continue reading

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Gatling

Of the three load and performance testing tools that I am going to describe Gatling is the new comer. While LoadRunner has been around since 1994 Gatling was first released in 2011 and since then has had 2 major releases … Continue reading

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Performance Testing – LoadRunner

Loadrunner is perhaps the oldest of these three testing tools that I am going to cover. It was created by Mercury Interactive in 1994, sold to Hewlett Packard in 2006 and eventually resold to Micro Focus in 2016. This software … Continue reading

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How much can you process – Performance Testing

Load and performance testing is just like many other types of testing (beta testing, functional, acceptance, regression, unit testing, integration testing) but like them it also has a specific goal. That goal is that a system or service can run … Continue reading

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Hammers and Saws and IOT – oh my

After moving to a new apartment I needed to get some hardware in order to hang a few pictures in the livingroom. A quick trip to the hardware store should allow me to make my apartment a home. While walking … Continue reading

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86 year old defends herself with bacon

In 2016 a 86 year old defended herself WITH BACON! All i thought was i would have loved to be there just imagine in a supermarket in Altrincham, UK it was posted by the greater Manchester police Facebook page so it … Continue reading

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command line fun – arrays

Work with new people and learn new things. I used to work with someone who was unfamiliar with the Unix world, did not know how to program in Java and couldn’t write shell scripts either. Victoria was actually a very clever … Continue reading

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